Weekly earnings calendar w/c 28 November 2016

View the top 7 stories to look out for this week (29 November-2 December) plus our key company earnings schedule.

View the top 7 stories to look out for this week (29 November-2 December) plus our key company earnings schedule.

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The week ahead

Is the US economy on the up? Tuesday: The US economy has had a stop-start year, but the most recent Q3 data showed signs of an upswing. This week's revision should provide confirmation, adding fuel to the belief that US rates could rise next year.

First UK banks stress test since Brexit vote Wednesday: The results of the Bank of England's 2016 stress test for the UK's seven most systematically-important banks and building societies are due for public release at 7am on Wednesday.

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Are consumers switching to Zoopla? Wednesday: Zoopla's acquisition of uSwitch continues to reap rewards with consumers remaining cost-conscious, and this trend towards value for money is likely to see it continue to do well.

Can Black Friday offer Costco a sales boost? Wednesday: US retailers have had a tough time over the past few years, though expectations are rising as this trend has shown signs of shifting recently. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the rear-view mirror, Costco's update is expected to build on its positive August release.

OPEC meets to refine production cut details Wednesday: After agreeing to cut oil production in September, OPEC meet to iron out the details. Open interest, which measures the total number of contracts in the oil market, is at its highest since 2007 as traders bet on either a successful or failed deal.

Berkeley Group struggles to rebuild confidence Friday: Berkeley's share price is still down over 20% since the Brexit vote, even though last week's Autumn Statement confirmed new investment into the UK housing market. Friday's trading update will establish whether recent pessimism is overdone.

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Selected UK & US company earnings schedule Monday 28 November  Results Aberdeen Asset Management (UK) Full-year GB Group (UK) Half-year Tuesday 29 November Results Acal (UK) Half-year Autodesk (US) Q3 Berry Plastics (US) Q4 Cranswick (UK) Half-year ITE Group (UK) Full-year KCOM Group (UK) Half-year Mallinckrodt (US) Q4 Nutanix (US) Q1 Patisserie (UK) Full-year Shaftesbury (UK) Full-year Splunk (US) Q3 SSP (UK) Full-year Tiffany (US) Q3 Topps Tiles (UK) Full-year Wednesday 30 November  Results American Eagle Outfitters (US) Q3 Brewin Dolphin (UK) Full-year Britvic (UK) Full-year Greene King (UK) Half-year LondonMetric Propety (UK) Half-year PVH (US) Q3 RPC (UK) Half-year Sage (UK) Full-year Telford Homes (UK) Half-year Zoopla Property (UK) Full-year Thursday 1 December Results Ambarella (US) Q3 Costco Wholesale (US) November sales Daily Mail & General Trust (UK) Full-year Dollar General (US) Q3 Grainger (UK) Full-year Kroger (US) Q3 Smith & Wesson (US) Q3 Ulta Salon Cosmetics (US) Q3 Versum Materials (US) Q4 Workday (US) Q3 Friday 2 December  Results Berkeley (UK) Half-year

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